Rochester, New York 

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Politics & Voting in Rochester, New York

The Political Climate in Rochester, NY is Moderately liberal.

Monroe County, NY is Leaning liberal. In Monroe County, NY 54.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 39.3% voted Republican, and the remaining 6.5% voted Independent.

Monroe county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Monroe county remained strongly Democratic, 54.2% to 39.3%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Rochester, NY is Moderately liberal

Monroe County, New York is Leaning liberal.

Rochester Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

New York is Strongly liberal.

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Rochester, New York: d d D D D

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here’s the VoteWord for Iowa – d r d d r. In the last five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Rochester, NY

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 26,532 contributions totaling $2,155,805 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $81 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,472 contributions totaling $1,116,854 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $452 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

MONROE COUNTY, NEW YORK POLITICS VOTING
MONROE COUNTY, NEW YORK POLITICS VOTING
MONROE COUNTY, NEW YORK POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Rochester    72 Reviews
    Great place if you can enjoy all seasons - 5/1/2019
    Moved here for a job at a defense contractor in 2017. One Negative - you have to find a way to make the winter a positive - get the right gear and and outdoor winter... Read More

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    if you do not like seeing the sun you will love it - 3/15/2019
    I lived in Rochester for 10 years. It is like going to a frozen wasteland. To imagine living there and to simulate the conditions crawl into your freezer and close the... Read More

    There’s a whole other world out there! - 4/28/2018
    I lived in Rochester the majority of my life thus far. Then, 5 years ago, I moved to Syracuse and found it to be worse. So eventually I made my way to Seattle and now I... Read More


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